ANCIENT WISDOM QUOTES FROM PLUTARCH

ANCIENT WISDOM QUOTES FROM PLUTARCH:

 

  • Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

 

  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

 

  • I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.

 

  • To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.

 

  • What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

 

  • To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.

 

  • To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

 

 

  • We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.

 

  • I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.

 

  • “Books delight to the very marrow of one’s bones. They speak to us, consult with us, and join with us in a living and intense intimacy.”

 

 

Plutarch

( AD 46 – AD 120), later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, was a Greek biographer and essayist , known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is classified as a Middle Platonist. Plutarch’s surviving works were written in Greek, but intended for both Greek and Roman readers

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarch

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